Friday, June 29, 2018

Vintage Bathroom Upgrades for Selling A Home

clawfoot tub


When homeowners decide to remodel a bathroom, they often think about how it could be perceived years from now by a future buyer. The problem with the most up-to-the-minute styles is they become dated fast. Instead of trying to stay one step ahead of the trends, many find going with a vintage option is ideal.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Five-Star Friday: Bathroom Accessories



From overflow covers to bathroom shelves, bathroom accessories are a must-have for any bathroom! This week’s Five-Star Friday post looks at some of our most reviewed bathroom accessories. Take a look and see what these Vintage Tub customers had to say.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Design Trend: Double Ended Pedestal Tubs


Pedestal tubs are a type of freestanding tub that mimic the art-deco style. These types of tubs have been gaining popularity in modern bathroom design, creating a fresh and stylish take on the 1920s and 1930s trend. The body of the tub is available in a variety of styles, from double slipper to double ended. Here are a few of our favorite bathrooms that have incorporated double end pedestal tubs into a beautiful and functional design.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thermostatic VS. Pressure Balance Showers



Have you ever been taking a shower when suddenly someone flushes the toilet or starts doing the dishes? We’ve all been there, and it’s no walk in the park. You’re either scalded to the point where your skin feels like it’s melting, or froze and you wish you were scalded instead. Both thermostatic and pressure balanced showers are designed to allow you to better control the temperature in your shower, but each operates in its own way.













Friday, February 16, 2018

Five-Star Friday: Farmhouse Sinks

This week our Five-Star Friday feature is farmhouse sinks. These classic country sinks come in a variety of sizes, materials, finishes and apron designs. Farmhouse sinks were developed before running water even existed. They were designed to be large and deep, as to hold large amounts of water. Check out what these Vintage Tub & Bath customers had to say about their farmhouse sinks.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Vintage Tub’s Kitchen and Bath Awards



The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off today, and in celebration, we’re handing out medals to our top 3 brands.

Gold – Randolph Morris

The gold goes to our all-star performing brand, Randolph Morris! From their high-quality clawfoot tubs to the wide variety of bathroom and kitchen faucets, and kitchen sinks, you’ll find everything you need to renovate your home in our collection of Randolph Morris products. Our top performing Randolph Morris products include:

Randolph Morris

Friday, February 02, 2018

Creating a Relaxing Valentine’s Day



With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, you may be scheduling your annual dinner date for the weekend before or after Valentine’s Day, or perhaps you don’t have a Valentine this year. Don’t worry, you can still give your Valentine a special surprise or spend the evening pampering yourself, and we have a few ideas to help you out!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

New Brand Highlight – Kontour & Tuzio

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a warm bubble bath in your clawfoot tub. Now, imagine climbing out of the tub and wrapping yourself in a giant, fluffy, warm towel. You don’t have to imagine anymore. With a towel warmer, a warm, fluffy towel is only an arm’s reach away. Here at Vintage Tub & Bath, we’re always on the lookout for luxurious, stylish, and affordable brands to offer our customers, which is why we’re excited to introduce the Kontour and Tuzio Collections by Ico.
Kontour Towel Warmer

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Brief History of Clawfoot Tub Feet



One distinct factor with clawfoot tubs are, as the name implies, the feet. Not only does the bathtub itself have a rich history, the development of this style of bathing furniture is intriguing. Although the earliest pedestal tub was discovered 3000 years ago, the influential emergence of clawfoot tubs began in the mid 1800’s. As many designs of today, originators of the clawfoot tub took inspiration from the fashion of the day, specifically the furniture style.

The ball and claw design was developed in Holland, inspired by a Chinese motif of a dragon clutching a pearl and eventually gained popularity in England and the United States. These feet came in two varying designs; a lion’s paw clutching a ball or an eagle’s claw clutching a ball. The lion style was popular in England whereas the eagle claw was popular in the States.

Clawfoot Tub Feet

Friday, January 19, 2018

Five-Star Friday – Tub Wall Mount Faucets

This week’s Five-Star Friday is all about tub wall mounted faucets. There are two types of bathtub wall mounted faucets – traditional and handshower. The traditional faucets have a spout that points downward and cannot be converted into a handshower or showerhead, as they lack the inlet for the conversion. Handshower faucets are available in three different styles -   English telephone, gooseneck, and traditional tub wall mount faucets. Check out these five-star reviews from customers and see what they had to say about their tub wall mount faucets.

Item #P0402QC-S
Written By: lindamh (Boston, MA)
“I have had this brand of faucet before - but I moved. I gave ease a 3 because I hired a plumber after the package arrived. The clawfoot tub had a really bad, old faucet so I ordered this faucet because we love the shower handle for washing hair, feet, pets, cleaning the tub, and cleaning screens or other large items. This is a very high-quality item. In the other house, it lasted over 20 years with no issue. Vintage Tub is a great company. So, although the price is higher than a hardware store, you are getting a lifetime quality faucet. I have seen cheap faucets actually hollow out and fail! MA requires a built-in mixer or something. It's already in this faucet set. Order with the shower handle - it's a great addition and very European!"


Randolph Morris Clawfoot Tub Faucet


Randolph Morris Low Spout British Telephone Clawfoot Faucet with Handshower
Item #RM146C-S
Written By: Megan14323 (Pennsylvania)
“I searched a long time to find a tub faucet that was vintage and functional. This faucet was very easy to install because of the adjustable spread. It easily converts from faucet filler to hand spray with the flip of a lever. The rate of water flow is great and quickly fills my claw foot tub. One concern is the porcelain handle of the handheld shower. It is heavier than I expected and a bit unbalanced in wet soapy hands. I'm concerned about dropping it and breaking the handle. "


Randolph Morris Tub Faucet






Item #RM403-CP-S
Written By: MaggieP (Rochester, NY)
"My son installed it for me. It took 30 minutes, and most of the time was spent on getting the old faucet out. My tub is original to the house, built in 1893. I couldn't be happier with this product!!!"




Randolph Morris Tub Faucet


Item #RM154TWCSPB-S
Written By: mellybaston (Connecticut)
"We installed this faucet on a refinished 95-year-old cast iron tub. Our plumber said it's a good quality faucet and installation went smoothly. The shower hose is great for rinsing off the tub. I love it! "





Randolph Morris Tub Faucet

Randolph Morris Clawfoot Tub Faucet with Porcelain Lever Handles
Item #RMN126C
Written By: ArtsyReno (Southern California)
"We installed these beautiful faucets in a sink that we happened upon from a lucky Craigslist find! The sink was designed for bathrooms, but we loved it for use as a kitchen sink and needed a pair of beautiful faucets to complete the transition. These worked for this sink, for our budget, and for the look we both love! Customer service was excellent, and we will be return customers when we are ready to renovate the bathrooms!"





Have you purchased a bathtub faucet from Vintage Tub & Bath? If so, make sure you review your product at VintageTub.com. You could be featured in a future Five-Star Friday post!

Friday, January 12, 2018

National Bath Safety Month

Did you know January is National Bath Safety Month? While your bathroom can be a relaxing oasis it’s important to remember to take the proper safety precautions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, approximately 235,000 people over the age of 15 visit the emergency room because of injuries they suffered in the bathroom. Here are some tips to help keep your bathroom the safe getaway it’s designed to be.

Grab Bar
Install grab bars in the tub, shower, and next to
the toilet.

Friday, January 05, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

The New Year is brimming with possibilities and new beginnings. This year, set a New Year’s Resolution for your home and kick off 2018 by making some updates. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen sink, or you need a new centerpiece for your dining room table. No matter how big or small, Vintage Tub & Bath is here to help. Here are our top five Home New Year’s Resolutions. 

Updating Kitchen